Posts for December 2012

Rives Potts presents: A Year in the life of Carina

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Social Events

A bluewater sailing adventure

Saturday January 12 - Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Richmond
6:00-7:00 Cocktails,  7:00 Presentation

Potts.jpg Join us to hear FBYC member Rives Potts share his adventures sailing Carina around the world last year.  Carina raced in the Annapolis Newport Race, the Transatlantic Race, the Fastnet Race and finally the Sydney Hobart - and Carina did 3 Atlantic crossings in one 12 month period.   Rives Potts is the Rear Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and was a grinder on Dennis Conner’s Freedom in a successful defense of the 1980 America’s Cup. He also sailed with Ted Turner on Tenacious in the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979 that Turner won but 15 racers …

2012 Gator Bowl Regatta

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Flying Scots

This past weekend The Rudder Club in Jacksonville, FL hosted the annual Gator Bowl Regatta. The Florida Flying Scot fleets have organized an extremely successful series of events over the winter to determine their District Champion every year. The Gator Bowl was the second stop of the Florida District Series. Unique to the Gator Bowl is the Wally Trophy (literally a gator’s head mounted on a plaque) that is awarded to the district with the best overall performance.

I left Richmond with 5566 in tow on Thursday at noon. After making a stop in South Carolina to pick up my crew for this event, Bill Wiggins, we rolled into the hotel in Jacksonville at 9pm. An uneventful trip!

We planned …

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